Nestlé Waters North America

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Prisoners Dilemma

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Route Sales Representative
Current Employee - Route Sales Representative

I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

401K with company match plus once per year profit sharing. If you can keep your job long enough and add to your funds yourself your retirement will be well funded. Benefits and vacation time is average. Five day Monday through Friday work week. Even though RSR's have to work as many as 5 Saturdays per year many will take those for you. No Sunday work plus 10 holidays per year.

Cons

No AC in the trucks. Micro managed. Incorrect routing and directions make it very difficult to be efficient and focus on any goals. Safety is touted as a high priority, yet one has to work at a fever pitch putting yourself and possibly others at risk so you can make up for the poor directions. Very physical job that includes moving by hand one 45 pound bottle or case at a time and the daily average is expected to be 250 bottles/cases. That is over 11,000 pounds twice as you move it from the truck to a dolly then to the desired location resulting in 22,000 pounds per day. Overtime is excessive and 2nd lunches are expected to be waived daily, yet you must not work over 12 hours per day while still finishing all the work given. There is no clear guidance once you get to the point of violating the hour limits if there is still work that needs to be done. Many work through breaks and lunches skewing the productivity requirements, and management turns a blind eye to it. Sick calls add work load to others. Goals are tough and no time is given to obtain them without cheating the system in some or many ways, and again management turns a blind eye. Downright abusive labor practices. There is always a carrot out there for you to go after, creating an uncomfortable job security feeling in the pit of your stomach.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Most RSR's have good intentions, so focus on those who stand out that don't. Play to the strengths. If a guy is a stellar seller give him the time to do so. Protect your front line employees from middle and front line management. The good old boys club at the front line will try to hide the management missteps.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't work there.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Commercial Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good, but the salary is not great unless you can hit your goals and get your commission.

    Cons

    Totally unrealistic goals! The daily Micro Management is really a pain! Too much driving which means that the money they give you for the gas never last til the end of the month. There's no room for advancement. I would definitely not recommend this company to a friend, too stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating employees like children! You should go out there and do the job and hit those goals!

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Route Sales Rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSR in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - RSR in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Monday through Friday
    Good number of Paid Holidays
    my direct supervisor
    decent benifits package

    Cons

    Pay structure
    Way too many hours for what you make
    no matter what they say they don't care about how much their employees work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change to a performance based pay structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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